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The Clink Prison Museum

  • Southwark
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Once home to London’s most notorious villains, The Clink Prison Museum celebrates England’s oldest prison. Enter if you dare!

The museum is housed on the original prison site which survived over 600 years, dating back to 1144. Turn back time with a guided tour filled with tales, as well as a hands-on introduction to archaeological artefacts - including medieval torture devices. No one get any ideas!

Some say the moniker, ‘The Clink’, came from the sound of the blacksmith closing the irons on prisoners’ wrists. Now if that wasn’t spooky enough, this Southwark relic is famous for paranormal activity. Nightly vigils are held allowing visitors to make contact with the long gone residents, using ouija boards and glass divination. You can even team up with the UK’s biggest ghost hunting company to search for spooks; just don’t forget to prove you braved the hunt with a free downloadable photo. Sadly this site isn’t wheelchair accessible.

  • Learn about England’s oldest prison through educational guided tours
  • Handle archaeological artefacts and torture devices of yesteryear
  • Join the UK’s biggest ghost hunting company in their search
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00, Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 19:30. 

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing. 


Adults: £7.50

Concessions: £5.50

Family: £18.00

Travel & Contact Information


1 Clink Street, Soho Wharf, London, Greater London, SE1 9DG, England

Phone number

020 7403 0900



Click here to visit The Clink Prison Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

There is a pay and display car park in Park Street. 

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

The Clink Prison Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

No, there are no dining options.

No, The Clink Prison Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

Yes, The Clink Prison Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No pets are allowed. 

Additional Info

Public Transport

The nearest tube station and bus stop is London Bridge. 

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